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16 Jul
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Melissa Hurtado Launches Districtwide Outreach Tour

*** Melissa Hurtado has been endorsed for SD-14 by the CDP ***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 12, 2018

Contact: Michelle Henry
(925) 389-7253
Michelle@mwhconsult.com

 

Melissa Hurtado for State Senate Launches Districtwide
Outreach Tour
Tour to reach 21 cities in Senate District 14

Melissa Hurtado for State Senate kicked off a 21-city tour in Senate District 14, the campaign announced today.

“In launching this outreach tour, I plan to build on the work I’ve been doing in our community. I will visit every town and city, holding meet and greets, walking precincts, talking with farmers, small business owners, educators, and health professionals, and meeting with law enforcement for ride-alongs.  My goal is to learn more about the top concerns in Senate District 14 and what the voters here need most from Sacramento,” said Melissa Hurtado. “I’m working to build partnerships with everyone I can so that I’m the best advocate for this Valley in the State Senate.”

Hurtado plans to spend time in 21 cities and has already been at work in the communities of Hanford, Porterville, Reedley and Farmersville.  Updates from her tour are posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hurtadoforsenate.

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Melissa Hurtado is a healthcare advocate and Sanger City Councilmember. The daughter of immigrant parents and the first in her family to graduate from college, Melissa is running for State Senate District 14 to advocate for all our families for access to healthcare, quality schools, good paying jobs and the opportunity for a better life.

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16 Jul
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Senator Barbara Boxer Endorses Our Campaign!

*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I am so excited and honored to announce that Senator Barbara Boxer has endorsed our campaign for a better, stronger California!

Senator Boxer has been a bold and fearless leader and a champion for our environment, affordable healthcare, and women and families. She has never wavered from taking on the toughest fights head-on.

My first job after business school was working for the California Democratic Party in 1992, when we turned California blue and elected both Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to the U.S. Senate. These women are history makers, and it means so much to me to have both of these incredible leaders behind this campaign.

Heading into the summer, we are continuing to build incredible momentum behind this campaign. From women’s groups, to organizations fighting for equality, to teachers, our County Captains, and courageous leaders throughout this great state, this growing, powerful coalition is going to help propel us to victory on Election Day in November.

And yet, the foundation of this campaign is all of you who continue to support us and spread the word about our message and work engaging voters in all 58 counties. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Eleni

 

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16 Jul
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Town Hall Summer Fresno Saturday July, 21

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16 Jul
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Inspiration Park Senior Hot Meals Program Now Open!

Inspiration Park Senior Hot Meals Program

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10 Jul
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Brett Kavanaugh Fundamental Threat

Had it not been for the landmark Brown v. Board of Education, I likely would not have become a lawyer, or a prosecutor, or been elected district attorney, or the Attorney General of California. And I certainly would not have been a United States Senator.

As part of only the second class to integrate the Berkeley public schools, I know from firsthand experience how consequential an individual justice on the Supreme Court can be to the lives of Americans.

When at its best, the Supreme Court has advanced the cause of justice and enforced the principle of equality; at its worst, it has upheld racial segregation, voter suppression, and the right of corporations to flood dark money into elections.

Brett Kavanaugh represents a fundamental threat to the promise of justice and equality, which is why I am announcing that I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court.

Sign my urgent petition opposing Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. As a replacement to Justice Kennedy, he presents an existential threat to our rights and to the health care of millions of Americans.

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Trump made clear during the 2016 presidential campaign that he’d create a litmus test for Supreme Court Justices — overturn Roe v. Wade and rule against the Affordable Care Act.

Judge Kavanaugh makes good on that promise. As recently as last year, he disregarded Supreme Court precedent on Roe and opposed the reproductive health care rights of a vulnerable young woman — in a ruling that was overturned by a sitting of all judges on his court.

The health of women and the rights of all Americans are on the line in this Supreme Court fight. Numerous cases involving women’s health are only one step away from the Supreme Court. Those are the stakes of this nomination and we must demand a mainstream jurist worthy of our country.

Add your name to my petition opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He is too extreme and will shift the balance of the court for a generation.

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Not a single one of us can afford to sit on the sidelines if we’re going to win this fight. Thanks for taking action tonight.

I’ll be in touch soon with more.

— Kamala

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10 Jul
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Brett Kavanaugh

Join us.

Donald Trump just announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Let’s get one thing straight, Jeff:

Already this year, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court sanctioned attacks on workers’ rights, further threatened a woman’s right to choose, upheld the discriminatory Muslim ban, and supported voter suppression efforts in Ohio — and that was before Justice Kennedy stepped down. So you better believe that with Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, Roe v. Wade, affordable health care, labor unions, and civil rights will all be on the chopping block.

Regaining a Democratic majority in the Senate is the best way to keep Trump from appointing more far-right conservatives to the Supreme Court. There’s never been a more important time to show you stand with Democrats.

Perhaps the most detrimental and enduring part of Trump’s legacy will be the conservative extremists he appoints to our federal courts. They will be around long after Trump’s presidency ends — and they have the potential to shape our country’s future for generations to come.

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is an attack on our values, Jeff. Unless we come together right now to help Democrats take back the Senate, Trump will continue stacking our courts with far-right conservatives. If you’re in this fight, today is a critical time to show it.

Thanks for showing you stand with Democrats.

Tom

Tom Perez
Chair
Democratic National Committee

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10 Jul
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Senator Harris Statement Opposing Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Senator Harris Statement Opposing Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris released the following statement tonight on the nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States:

“The Supreme Court has a profound impact on the rights—and lives—of all Americans. When at its best, it has advanced the meaning of those words above its doors, ‘Equal Justice Under Law.’ At its worst, the Supreme Court has upheld racial segregation, enabled voter suppression, and equated corporations with people. Whether or a not the Supreme Court enforces the spirit of those words, ‘Equal Justice Under Law,’ is determined by the individuals who sit on that Court.

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court. Specifically, as a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, his nomination presents an existential threat to the health care of hundreds of millions of Americans.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump made clear that he had a litmus test for Supreme Court Justices—overturn Roe v. Wade and oppose a woman’s constitutionally-protected right to make her own health care decisions. The President then released a list of nominees who had been vetted to meet that test. Judge Kavanaugh is on that list.

“Judge Kavanaugh has consistently proven to be a conservative ideologue instead of a mainstream jurist. As recently as last year, he disregarded Supreme Court precedent and opposed the health care rights of a vulnerable young woman. That ruling was overturned by a sitting of all the judges on his court. In 2015, Kavanaugh wrote that an employer, based on their personal beliefs, can deny their employee access to birth control coverage.

“I know personally just how consequential this seat on the Supreme Court is. Almost two decades after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, I was part of only the second class to integrate the Berkeley, California public schools. If that Court had not issued that unanimous opinion led by Chief Justice Earl Warren in that case argued by Thurgood Marshall, I likely would not have become a lawyer, or a prosecutor, or a been elected district attorney, or the Attorney General of California. And I certainly would not have become a United States Senator.

“That’s the power an individual Supreme Court Justice holds. Those are the stakes of this nomination. We must demand a mainstream jurist worthy of our great country.”

 

CONTACT: Tyrone Gayle,
202-897-6212

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